The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court, which is competent to look into money laundering and tax evasion crimes, has convicted 40 defendants of different nationalities and eight companies on charges of forming a gang and engaging in an economic activity without a license. ranged between 5 to 10 years and a fine of about 860 million dirhams, with the confiscation of all funds and proceeds from the crime and the expulsion from the state of the 23 convicts of non-citizens.
In the details, the court ruled against those convicted of fraud and money laundering charges, to oblige the convicted companies to pay a fine of 50 million dirhams each, as well as 10 years in prison and a fine of 10 million dirhams for each of the 23 main defendants, in addition to seven years imprisonment and a fine of 10 million for 11 defendants. Five years in prison and a $10 million fine for one defendant.
The court also sentenced five defendants to six months in prison and a fine of 20,000 dirhams each for convicting them of obtaining seizures in circumstances that lead to the belief that they are illegal.